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quick to blame turkey detains knowing the suspects following the deadly car bombing of a town near the syrian border claiming they have contacts to syrian intelligence. also this week pakistan's milestone democratic elections marked by violence across the country with the former prime minister claiming early victory had already in talks on the new government. but more ballots than bullets in saturday's a storage vote r t brings you the latest from outside of the parliament right here in islamabad. and the popular president french leader francois hollande faces plummeting rights exist his first year in office comes to an end with a stare at sea and an employment goal from the nation.
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ten pm this sunday night here in moscow this is the weekly roundup of the top stories of the last seven days with me kevin i was the first turkish authorities of a detained nine people in connection with saturday's deadly car bombings in the town near the syrian border to blast killed forty six and injured over one hundred so he was quick to blame syrian intelligence for the attack something to damascus has denied the area though is home to tens of thousands of refugees who fled the ongoing syrian conflict a middle east correspondent paula as the latest for you turkey has blamed the syrian president bashar assad for these bombings without having undergone any kind of investigation what they have said is that syrian intelligence is to quote them the usual suspects now the deputy prime minister says that the organization and the members behind the attacks have been largely identified but what is worrying is that this does set a bad precedent to merely blame assad right away without giving any kind of proof or any kind of conclusive evidence as say that nine people have been detained all
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of them are turkish citizens according to the turkish deputy. prime minister and he has stressed that there'd be no links to the syrian opposition previously three of the five suspects arrested after the bombings were said to have been syrian nationals not syria has denied that they are behind the attacks the syrian government issued a statement in which it said that we are saddened by the fall of martyrs in turkey yesterday in one way or another the turkish people are syrian brothers the turkish prime minister has said that the attack could also be linked to the peace process with the kurds and they of course have for a long time been at odds with the government the north of syria is the region bordering turkey and that's where extremist opposition groups are particularly active what is unclear as of yet is how many of them could have in fact crossed over into turkey now the city where the explosion occurred has received tens of thousands of refugees and it is possible that some of them are radical elements
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there's no proof to say that they are there is no proof to say that they are not these radical elements are setting up their own infrastructure and there are many groups among them such as the al nusra front and the salafist who've already done so we have been receiving reports that in aleppo for example there are reportedly some twenty rebel brigades operating and they've set up the machinery of government and justice in three quarters that they have taken over they've set up courts for example that are manned by lawyers and judges they've set up schools they say so that there's no vacuum in the administration and public institutions so you certainly do have this very worrying phenomena that there is a large number of extremist elements that are operating particularly along the turkish syrian border policy or a middle east correspondent in turkey insists that it has the evidence to prove that assad's government is linked to those with professor of middle east oil is a bill current university jeremy soldiers spoke to me thinks it could be the work of extremist groups or even turkey itself as it tries to convince the u.s.
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to get more involved with its neighbors. we know for a fact because because the main islam is fighting group in syria has admitted it's that al qaeda in iraq and. in syria are one of the same and all the fighting groups in syria and they're all working tactically with so al-qaeda is in syria we know that that's not confirmed the smallest been suspect of them stops and so what we're saying now is kind of charge and countercharge. as people try to put the blame for this on to someone else my kind of my feeling about this kind of guess would be that the party responsible for this is one of the groups there's really one has a reason for trying to heat up the situation and dragon. countries it would be them the fact is that the third one is going to washington this week and syria will be on top of the agenda and my feeling is that the take you want to anybody that have obama won't bite if he won't commit america to taking
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a more involved over syria i don't think that turkey will do anything key issue here is what kind of evidence that they're going to come up with will they come up with any evidence that's going to convince us that this in fact was an action carried out by the syrian intelligence service so there's a many many unknowns right now and of course everything is going to depend on the outcome of the talks in washington but you know obama and. forty six people dead hundreds injured it's been one of the big stories of the week and as ever we would like you to get involved in the big stories get interactive with us on our website at the dot com we're asking you think carried out the bombing this is what you're telling us have to say not much change since last hour it did change fair bit before you can still have your say plenty of time to do it forty eight percent of you think it was the syrian opposition well you can see it anyway thirty six percent think it was turkey to force sciri intervention eight percent assad government eight percent extremists with no motive you still gotta make your mind up on the dot com plenty of time to have your say tonight.
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download the official application. language stream quality and enjoy your favorite. if you're away from your television just doesn't matter now with your mobile device you can watch our t.v. anytime anywhere. was always has been happening on the border with turkey international peace efforts to resolve the syrian conflict seem to be on the verge of a breakthrough russia backing from the u.s. and the u.k. for a syria conference now tentatively for the end of this month but washington and london are still considering arming the syrian rebels at the same time with the e.u. arms embargo for a new in just two weeks. the story. after months of fiery exchanges on the syrian conflict the major international players russia the united kingdom
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and the united states have managed to find a common ground. has been accused of supporting only one side of the syrian side of the syrian rebels russia has been particularly concerned with the calls across the atlantic to arm the syrian rebels to provide them with military training and even possibly. into the conflict by force also. with statements. at the same time the western world has never been saying that it's the syrian people have to choose their new government to have to choose their new future now hardly anyone expected after all of these. a meeting between the u.s. state secretary john kerry and the russian president and the russian foreign minister produced something positive nevertheless international conference which is to be called by the. direct result of the meeting. that
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a conference is expected to have both to members of the syrian opposition and the syrian government at the same negotiation table at the same time a press conference between the russian foreign minister lavrov and john kerry took an interesting twist when a reporter asked about the bill to support the syrian rebels with weaponry which is now being considered by the u.s. congress the reply from the u.s. state secretary was that if the united states finds substantial proof that chemical weapons were in fact used by bashar assad's troops in syria something which hasn't yet been proven of course. ultimately become reality which many experts have already described this as a certain leeway for the united states to still have a certain leverage on the syrian conflict now also on friday the british prime minister david cameron came to the city of sorts in russia and the biggest intrigue of that meeting was whether david cameron would sing to the same tune as john kerry
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did in moscow it's no secret that we have had differing views on how best to handle the situation but we share fundamental aims to end the conflict to stop syria fragmenting to let the syrian people choose who governs them and to prevent the growth of violent extremism so i strongly support the conference that mr lavrov for mr kerry agreed this week to deliver a political solution a solution which has a transitional government based on the consent of the syrian people as a whole so clearly the events of the of this passing week have given us a clear indication that there may be interesting things to come in terms of the syrian conflict and this conference can actually produce something of a peaceful solution. correspondent covering the story. he was toppled he was jailed then exile but now now is sharif looks set to return to power after claiming an early victory in pakistan general election the vote was the first in which his civilian government after serving its full term will hand power to
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another democratically elected government threats by the taliban to disrupt the poll were borne out by attacks across the country that killed at least twenty four people covering this story. despite the threat of violence pakistanis came out in record numbers to vote in the election which will determine the fate of the country for the next five years and as the votes are counted the man poised to come out of the very top is not was sharif and his party fourteen years after being ousted in a military coup he is on the road to a third term as pakistan's prime minister will have numerous problems to deal with from chronic power cuts to a taliban insurgency will be pushing for create free market economic policies and further strain ties with the united states but the vote has also crushed the hopes of millions of pakistanis who want to see real change in the entrenched political system they were counting on cricket legend imran khan and his party he had rallied massive support here in the country with calls to end corruption and to end u.s.
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drone strikes especially among young voters but it wasn't enough to put him at the top still a significant victory for his party now the pakistan people's party which form the outgoing government took a beating in the polls paying a price for being seen as failing to tackle corruption unemployment and violence while in power of course this in many ways is a historic election it's the first time a democratically elected government is replaced with another the first time that a staggering sixty percent of voters turned out but also on a darker note the first election to go down as the bloodiest in pakistan's history now a string of bomb blasts disrupted election day killing dozens of people the violence came on the heels of a bloody intimidation campaign by the pakistani taliban which has claimed one hundred thirty lives leading up to the vote the group is fighting to topple poppy stone's u.s. backed government which it sees as quote on the islamic another war also some allegations of voting irregularities and problems in certain areas mainly in
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caracas new voting will be held at forty two polling centers where officials said elections were not free and fair overall however a successful largely successful election here in pakistan will of course keep you up. david on the latest reporting from islamabad and this account for now you're following that over the coming hours and days know now sure it's already begun talks on forming a new government to rule the country he himself described as a mess he faces an uphill struggle to revive the economy to root out corruption to restore the crumbling infrastructure but a policy director at just foreign policy talk old told us it also try to rein in american influence in pakistan to both sharif and kabul and they believe they were deliberate moves also came in first and second said look you are going to redefine pakistan publishing the united states on the utilities among other issues and defrauding honestly say they're not happy with the status quo the real issue the seeds of the perception of subservience. eternity tremendous impact in the
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drone strike we're going to see change in that direction and i'm sure if we're honest the main opposition party. is expected to be negotiating with the i.m.f. monetary fund which. is. very significant pulled the most powerful country in the. between the two countries militaries to new but i think we'll see a less heavy here in the markets. just ahead first of all to find that what we want is the french population so on a happy with a president they swept to victory only a year ago examined the right. we
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hello again french president francois hollande is facing one of the worst poll ratings in modern history and that's just one year of course since his jubilant victory in the election three quarters of the population and i was so disappointed with the way he's been doing the top job test for some has been finding out why. i heard you heard the change was a year ago thousands of people had gathered at this very place to celebrate the victory of socialist president francois hollande but here on the thousands of people are again gathered but for a very different reason this time they're asking their president where are the changes that he had promised asked by the very same people who had voted left and put along didn't place recent polls show its popularity has plummeted to less than twenty five percent the biggest force for any french president in the past fifty
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years but you know i thought it was. i'll let you know where your promises come on where are they it's said i'm just sure it is not me and i've yet this is the mission that from now on will be mine to give the european construction a dimension of growth employment and first priority you have france's hit record unemployment of three point two million people in march the biggest source of public anger it's also scratched hopes of cutting the budget deficit to three percent of g.d.p. by two thousand and thirteen and the european commission's most recent forecast shows frasse will be in recession until the end of the year the seventy five percent income tax on the super rich is also a no go after france's constitutional court overruled it on the very talk of it pushed french actor gerard depardieu to give up his citizenship for a law should one one promise along didn't that it's to keep is legalizing gay
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marriage pleasing supporters it also sparking fierce concentration. i think. people are happy with gay marriage but it doesn't feed our families it doesn't give us food there are realities that are good to say but there are also priorities priority is employment we need to eat it is obvious is it to blame. if you're in the news that you cannot return to the new president immediately. into the economy one hundred one anyway i just would like to hear the president which is not making that much promise which is keeping some heat on which is not going to explain that you know they're imagining brissie to be the no one has the or. yeah yeah
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yeah. a magic recipe this film. her says is nonexistent he made this video during last year's presidential campaign to show the country's lack of choice. in the memo that when you listen to the media you'd think there were a lot of differences between the two but that's just on a superficial level on the most important things they agree do we need to intervene in another country to fight they will agree to intervening in other countries because the weapons lobby will always be behind it a lot is well aware of his unpopularity but says he will weather this storm improve he can't keep his promises at the end of this five year term. he needs time fine we are here to tell him mr president time is up and you need to start changing things but others like these workers from a recently closed steel plant in eastern france are not even hopeful symbolically
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laid to rest a lot of broken promises under a heading which breeds the trail. does our sylvia r.t. paris. while unemployment frustration is growing in france across the channel the brits are feeling the pinch too but not their queen she's getting a five million pay rise while the nation that is the brunt of austerity for that was just a few minutes from now. world news making the headlines tonight crowds have taken to the streets of madrid in a fresh protest march against austerity is it the latest live for pictures in fact the demonstrations inspired by the so-called fifteen and movement launched two years ago to battle the financial turmoil of the way for his handling it activists also call themselves a spanish revolution they're trying to turn the tide of the mounting budget cuts and soaring unemployment. a coal mine blast has claimed twenty seven lives in southwest china and login says services were able to save the other eighty one trapped inside although one man later died of his injuries meantime another twelve
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miners were killed in another explosion in a neighboring province is china's mines remain among the most dangerous in the world. all jobby pays less is pulling some of its workers out in libya over mounting security concerns in the country according to the company that following british foreign aid spew care in the u.s. have also drawn non-essential diplomatic staff of the last few days it comes as two police stations were bombed by gaza. throwing some spectacular celebrations this last week marking victory day sixty eight years since nazi germany was defeated moscow is the scene of the biggest events among thousands across the country the traditional parade of red square featured eleven thousand troops military hardware and fighter jets i was a spectacle the day was rather off with massive firework displays from fourteen different locations around the capital dozens of precisely timed burial designs appeared in moscow's might sky during this is spectacular show you can enjoy see if you missed it then we've got the pictures online r.t.
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dot com. as unemployment and cut spite in the u.k. british taxpayers will now also have to cough up for another five million pounds for the queen to carry out her official duties but the royal pay hike is artie's police reports now comes in contrast to her majesty's announcement that britain will continue on its path of austerity in an annual speech that outlined the government's plans for the coming year. my minister's first priority will be to reduce the deficit and restore economic stability at the same time the creed is set to get a five billion pound pay rise this year thirty six point one million pounds from the u.k. taxpayer will go towards the queen and her residence says her royal chefs and footman cost an estimated ten million pounds a year thirty six million is divided into money which runs the royal
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household of the queen and the duke of edinburgh most of it goes on salaries also on the upkeep of royal palaces such as buckingham palace and windsor castle and all royal trouble at home and abroad the british monarchy has become synonymous with the image of britain because it is the world's most high profile molecule being a day to seven and a consul the duke of edinburgh at ninety one are remarkable examples of public service and of national unity but the cost to the public purse rises steadily as austerity sets in the five million pound increase in the queen's expenses from the states represents a fifteen percent rise in vital services are being lost while the queen gets this big pay rise i think it's very unfair given that she is personally one of the
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wealthiest people in britain where the personal wealth of an excess of three hundred million pounds the royal family has over seven hundred servants six palaces they can quite clearly afford themselves to cover any increased costs they shouldn't be begging for the state it's a royal spectacle such as the daily changing of the guards at buckingham palace the groovin terrorists from around the globe but in these times of austerity some of beginning to question why the windsors haven't tighten their belts along with the. west of the queen's subjects last month the guardian poll found that eighty eight percent of brits were happy with the pay rise think this should give more to the poor not to get too much money the future of not overly impressed to be honest i'm sure she's got more than enough money to survive when she named scarecrows she brings in quite a bit on the toys some whatever but where does it go where where does it come people that i miss because i work i'm ok where karin you know they're being kept
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well where does it our progress given romani elsewhere in europe royals have had to raid best spending in the face of public opinion the spanish royal family's budget has been reduced for a third year in a row the british monarchy actually stands out around the world it's completely different to almost every other molecule that you can think of in the sense that they are still surrounded by so much home and circumstance and all the marching. the horses the wide alongside the fronts of carriages the published figures suggest that the royal family the queen and everybody else process around something close to forty million pounds a year but doesn't take into account all the extra security all the police work for that that's involved in protecting her and the rest of the royal family and it doesn't take into account the money that some lost of the stricker because she and prince charles in particular get lots of tax privileges that the rest of us aren't entitle to and whilst welfare is part of an unprecedented austerity drive there are
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those that say that prime minister david cameron's promise that britain is all in it together doesn't include the queen of england. r.t. london violent clashes erupted in bangladesh this week when thousands of hardline islamist took to the city streets around the country they said but with two gas rubber bullets and water cannons the country's as a missile calling for laws against blasphemers and the death penalty for atheist bloggers and calls outcry earlier this year the government so. refused to give in to the goddess but it day is a campaigner against war crimes and says extremists have been conspiring against a secular state for decades now. they never executed and they really did a secular identity of on that issue and over the last four to two years that they have been actually conspiring against a the ito's all for a secular state and they are trying to convert it to another state like pakistan they're trying to make peace and ungoverned instated by creating anarchy and what
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we were seeing was actually good result of all these terms they have been trying they've been organizing for the last forty years for some of the major political parties that you can be the main opposition party has been supporting. after the break east meets west in the fresh trenches of wartimes tells you stay with us for that program for a short. while . science technology innovation all the least of elements from around
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russia. the future covered. real damage and complexity of this oil spill was not something you grasp just by looking at dirty birds we have between four to five million people in this directly affected area of the coast and it's pretty clear why it's not being reported because b.p. can't afford to have a reported all along the gulf coast are clean they are safe and they're open for business if b.p. is the single largest oil contributor to the pentagon the us war machine is heavily reliant upon b.p. and their oil this is a huge step backwards for the marker c. it's a step forward for oligarchy carex it is toxic is a look a lot like spraying in vietnam it was it was not a picture that either the government or b.p.
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in the early hours of a hot july do. on a group of unusually dressed people carefully head on to the shore of one of the tributaries. military uniform from the days of world war two. in the summer of nine hundred forty one crossing. one hundred thousand people were killed while they were trying to escape the surrounding enemy. eyewitnesses say that the river ran red with blood for several days now candles float down the river. military history club called the division has traveled here to honor the memory of full and russian soldiers but this journey to smolensk is just the beginning now they have three thousand kilometers to cover across the european roads to take part in the legendary war and peace show.

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